A new optical technology will mean better artificial lenses for the human eye; a closer resemblance to the eye's natural lens will remove distortions which were previously unavoidable
A new technology utilizing microfluidic biochips mimics how jellyfish catch food, in order to grab cancerous proteins from the blood stream.
British prosthetic firm RSLSteeper latest creation, the BeBionic 3 prosthetic hand, looks like something from a sci-fi movie, and has some impressive capabilities.
A Yale study attempting to find methods of vaccinating against genital herpes, has possibly come across a new technique which could be employed to fight against a number of viruses, including HIV and herpes, as well as solid tumors.
Inspired to action by last year's Fukushima disaster, Japanese company Cyberdyne has modified one of its inventions for use by first responders to nuclear accidents. The suit was unveiled at Japan Robot Week 2012.
The successful jump of skydiver Felix Baumgartner on Sunday could change how spacesuits for astronauts are designed.
A research team in Beligum has been testing a new method of determining brain activity in patients, such as those in a coma, to help objectively determine if they're brain dead.
Scientists from South Korea are testing a new method of curing cancer by subjecting the cancer cells to powerful magnetic fields.
Scientists have discovered a way to direct tiny robots, or nanobots, inside the human body, which could eventually lead to a cure for cancer.
An extensive DNA database has generated a map of the genetic switches affecting everything from hair loss to cancer, and opened the door to revolutionary treatments for a host of diseases, according to researchers.
While conventional radiation therapy delivers cell-killing radiation to all cells throughout a beam’s path, the new approach causes no damage to tissue surrounding a targeted tumor, so say researchers.
Harvard scientists have created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.
Researchers have developed a way to combat bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotics, which could revolutionise healthcare and put an end to these “superbugs.”
In a pilot study, Australian researchers have discovered that pre-schoolers who play interactive video games have better motor skills than their non-playing counterparts.
Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest scientific minds of our time, has long relied on technology to communicate. Now he is trialling a device that may one day convert his thoughts directly into speech.
Samsung has launched the S Health “personal wellness” application for the Galaxy S III, hoping to help improve the health of its smartphone users.
Smartphone, tablet and laptop users are at risk of ill health and poor posture, according to a report by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
The CDC has officially stated that zombies do not exist, after a string of bizarre and gruesome news stories captured the popular imagination.
Doctors are trialling Microsoft's Kinect camera and software to help with surgeries, further expanding the uses of the motion tracking device beyond console gaming.
Scientists have made a major research breakthrough that could lead to the near doubling of the average lifespan of a human being.